The song choice was perhaps the worst I have ever heard in any video I've ever seen, especially the first song. The second and third were mediocre at best, but the first song, however appropriate the lyrics may be, was so terrible that it inspired me to make an account on this site just so I could tell you how much I hated it.
Beyond that, I didn't like the voices much. That's just my opinion, but I thought it depersonalized the secrets, took away the meaning.
The real merit of this video came from the secrets themselves. However, as far as I know, you were not responsible for sending any of them in. I feel like all you did was put them together into a video that would've been better off without the music and voices you chose to use-- your only real creative decisions in the process.
August 2, 2005 Subject:
I think some of the voice characters don't really fit the secrets being told. This, of course, is really subjective, thus I agree that the video need not to have voices to speak the words. Though I think there are few voices which fit best and gives greater effect to the secrets. And maybe it's best if the songs are not all depressive, slow song about being not alone can gives good background. I love "NO SURPRISES" very much though, nice pick ! And to end this comment,overall is a good work and please excuse my English
August 1, 2005 Subject:
PostSecret Video Could Do Without Voices
I agree with a previous reviewer, "jimmyjojo," about the PostSecret video when he or she criticized the "adequate cinematography and passable vocal interpretations," particularly when I believe that most of the video viewers would rather form their own interpretation of the type (or sex) of voice behind the postcards. Adding to jimmyjojo's comment, I think a quick-fix improvement would be to eliminate the (oftentimes) grating dorm room voices entirely, leaving only the music for audio. (This would require a re-edit in parts for legibility.) As IÂm sure 99% of the PostSecret audience can read, the revised video would be an improvement on an emotional level, if anything. This suggestion comes too late, I know, but perhaps the video director might consider it for "PostSecret Video, Part II," assuming there is a follow-up.
July 30, 2005 Subject:
Post Secret...its a good thing
I've seen so many of my secrets on Post Secret. I'm just glad I'm not alone.
June 9, 2005 Subject:
Great Idea, So-so Execution
The PostSecret project is an artistic and emotional tour de force that breaks down barriers, enlightens and releases.
IMO the PostSecret video embraces the spirit, but misses the emotional mark by providing only adequate cinemetography and passable vocal interpretations.
May 29, 2005 Subject:
aboslutely love post secret
its the first thingi do when i wake up on sunday, still havent gotten the guts to send one myself, maybe one day.
May 25, 2005 Subject:
a truly excellent short film
There is only one sad thing about the whole project - we can not view all the postcards that are sent in to the project.
I quote from the webspace...
Frank says, "I am unable to post all the postcards I receive every week.
I regret that I can't share the power, vulnerability and courage of each and every secret mailed in. Hopefully, I can compile a book with many of the equally gripping secrets that have not been posted here.
When I post new secrets on Sundays, I have to remove some of the old ones. There are no plans for an online archive."
I wish that archive.org had a place to put art projects into the public space like they do with other forms of creative expression. I feel there is not enough places for people to put their artwork for use all to enjoy under licence like the creative commons.
Maybe then the curator of the postsecret project Frank and others like him would have space to post all the postcards for us all to view and ponder.